Portion of fractured comminuted right femur

Dublin Core

Title

Portion of fractured comminuted right femur

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Fractures
Osteopathic medicine
Gunshot wounds
human remains

Description

Inscription: "6691" written on the shaft in red; "6691" etched on the underside of the base.

Abstract

Portion of a fractured comminuted right femur shaft wired together and mounted on a black wooden base with split metal rods. Bone is from an unidentified soldier injured in the American Civil War.

Creator

Unknown
Morrison, Paul (photographer)

Date Created

Undated

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum

Format

model

Medium

Bone, brass, wood

Type

physical object

Identifier

06691

Provenance

Preparation was originally collected and mounted by the Army Medical Museum in Washington, D.C. It was transferred to Jeffries Wyman between 1860 - 1874 and formerly resided in his museum. At his death in 1874 Wyman left the preparation to the Boston Society for Natural History who then transferred it to the Warren Anatomical Museum.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bone

Files

IMAGE UNAVAILABLE.jpg

Citation

Unknown and Morrison, Paul (photographer), “Portion of fractured comminuted right femur,” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6125.